Clara Hack1

#681, (October 1861-March 1944)
Clara Smith, nee Hack.
Father*Joseph Hack2 b. 1830, d. Jul 1911
Mother*Sarah Smith3 b. 1832, d. Sep 1875
ChartsJoseph Smith's descendants
Birth*OCT 1861 Clara Hack was born in OCT 1861 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England.1,4 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1871 She lived with Joseph Hack and Sarah Smith at 118 Wharf Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.5 
Employment*30 MAR 1881 Clara Hack was employed as a Housemaid, domestic duties on 30 MAR 1881.6 
Residence*30 MAR 1881 She lived at 2 Tower Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.7 
Employment30 MAR 1891 She was employed as a Cook, Domestic servant on 30 MAR 1891.8 
Residence30 MAR 1891 She lived at 63 London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.9 
Employment30 MAR 1901 She was employed as a Cook, Domestic on 30 MAR 1901.10 
Residence30 MAR 1901 She lived at Elmthorpe, London Road, Stoneygate, Leicester, Leicestershire, England.11 
Marriage*23 MAY 1904 She married Philip Smith, son of Joseph Smith and Harriet Palmer, on 23 MAY 1904 at Lion Chapel, Erskine Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, witnessed by Joseph Hack.4 
Married Name23 MAY 1904 Her married name was Smith. 
Residence*2 APR 1911 Clara Hack and Philip Smith lived at High Street, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England.12 
Note* Clara Hack appears with Philip Smith in many photos. Referred to by Edith Galton as Grandma. Spinster on marriage, no children and always seemed old-maidish but adored her husband.13 
Note* She and Philip Smith 'We used to go for holidays to Market Deeping and they came to Poole. Grandpa was a big man with white hair & beard, very religious, a strict Baptist, we used to go to church with him, a little place, there was no organ or piano. He started the hymns and everyone joined in.13
Death*MAR 1944 Clara Hack died in MAR 1944 at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England, aged 82.14 
Last Edited18 Apr 2016


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Leicester, Oct-Dec 1861, vol 7a 162.
  2. [S45] Extracted from the 1871 census, age 41 at census.
  3. [S45] Extracted from the 1871 census, age 39.
  4. [S1] Copies of B, M, & D Certificates, marriage, Philip Smith, 49, & Clara Hack, 42, Baptist Rites, Lion Chapel, Leicester, no 37.
  5. [S45] Extracted from the 1871 census, with daughters Elizabeth, Abigail, Dinah and Sarah as well.
  6. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census, For G Hazelrigg, Baptist Minister, Lion Chapel, Leicester.
  7. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census, In the Hazelrigg household.
  8. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census, employ of R Osmond family.
  9. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census, household of R Osmond, Ironmonger.
  10. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, M Turner household.
  11. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, Household of W Turner, Boot and Shoe manufacturer.
  12. [S68] The 1911 census, with Mercy Mann, sick nurse and Sarah Torey, 82, widow. Note Philip's birthplace he is uncertain of.
  13. [S2] Book inscriptions, from a letter from EEG to LJ, June 1985.
  14. [S78] England & Wales Death Index 1916-2005, death, age 83, Bourne, Lincs., Mar 1944, vol 7a 449.
@ Michael Jefferies, 2016